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Boebert cares only about gun rights

Somewhere God said, “Let there be guns,” and Lauren Boebert is for being able to carry her gun into the House chamber. That’s all she’s for. However, one of the many things she is against is...

Keep Buckley Park for the people

What is the city and 9R thinking? Buckley Park is the gem of downtown. To sell the Buckley Park parcel and see it become another hotel (we already have too many) or condo unit is unthinkable...

We need to fix our broken tax system

I am now 75, looking back on my life and forward at my country’s future. Sadly, I see a country that loves its billionaires but not its ordinary families, nor its children, nor its elderly. ...

Congress must work to lower drug prices

Everyone should be able to access and afford the medication they need in order to live the healthiest life possible. As drug prices have risen, insurers are shifting costs to consumers, and...

Yes to trees, no to underpass

The underpass to be constructed at East 32nd and Fourth streets is just another sign that the Durango city government is out of touch and wastes too much of our tax money on unproven, unnece...

Arctic Refuge needs support in 2021 budget bill

Sen. John Hickenlooper, D-Colo., has an important opportunity to show he stands with the values of his fellow Coloradans by supporting the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

 The massive budg...

Everybody should be legally required to get vaccinated

There was an “anti-vax” movement started several years ago by one Jenny McCarthy. Her only credentials were that she hosted a show on MTV called “Singled Out,” where single people selected e...

Old cottonwood deserves protection

Have you enjoyed the historic and majestic cottonwood on the northeast side of the 32nd Street bridge? The one that drapes its branches over the sidewalk and turns ablaze in the autumn? Thi...

Masks in school is the only sane policy

Without question, the Durango School Board did the right thing in voting to have kids wear masks for in-person school and activities. I applaud that decision. What was shameful was board pr...

Real problem at Bayfield schools is administration

It is sad but laughable that Superintendent K. Kevin Aten of the Bayfield School District is talking about a “positive culture shift” at Bayfield Middle School. Aten blames COVID-19, teacher...

Silverton mayor, trustees deserve support for work

Referring to the Herald’s Silverton recall articles of Aug. 5 and 12 , Mayor Shane Fuhrman, Mayor Pro Tem Sallie Barney and Trustee Jordan Bierma were elected by a majority vote, and the de...

City to remove great old cottonwood

The residents of Animas City are about to lose one of our most beautiful trees, thanks to the city of Durango. The majestic old cottonwood sits at the northeast side of the Emerson-Parks br...
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